Mortality among 156 males and 122 females referred to an out-patient adolescent psychiatric clinic in a Finnish town between 1984 and 1989 was examined.
During the follow-up (mean duration 6 years ; range 0-6.3 years for the deceased, 0.6-10.3 years for the survivors), 16 male subjects but no females had died.
Among those who had died, the mode of death was suicide in 11 cases.
The mortality for any cause for males was 10.3% and that for suicide was 7.1%. All male victims had similar high levels of individual and familial disturbances.
Current suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, poor psychosocial functioning and a recommendation for psychiatric hospital treatment during the index treatment were associated with male mortality/suicidality.
A high risk for mortality for several years after psychiatric treatment was found.
It is concluded that, in clinical settings, perceived current suicidal tendencies should be assessed carefully.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Hôpital psychiatrique, Ambulatoire, Adolescent, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Evolution, Mortalité, Suicide, Dépistage, Adulte jeune, Mâle, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Psychiatric hospital, Ambulatory, Adolescent, Human, Follow up study, Evolution, Mortality, Suicide, Medical screening, Young adult, Male, Epidemiology
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Cote : 96-0364520
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 10/04/1997.